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Teen Trauma Treatment

For a parent, nothing is more important than making sure your kids are happy, healthy and safe. Trauma affects children, teenagers and adults in life-altering, long-lasting ways and if undiagnosed and treated, trauma can alter the course of a teenager’s life forever.

At SunCloud Health, we have teen trauma treatment programs that can help your teenager find themselves again, develop healthy coping strategies and look optimistically to the future.

Continue reading to familiarize yourself with the nuances that make up trauma and discover how SunCloud Health can help your teenager excel with a custom treatment plan.

Does my teen have mental health issues related to traumas?

Teen trauma occurs when teenagers witness or experience a traumatic event. Teenagers have many different reactions when it comes to trauma. Teen trauma includes a life-threatening illness or incident, witnessing a life-threatening incident, death of a loved one, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or violent physical abuse.

Family problems can be exacerbated by teen trauma because teens often find themselves with an inability to communicate. They need time to process what has happened to them and acknowledge it. They may also be scared to confide in their parents, worry about upsetting the status quo, or be fearful of judgment. These communication barriers keep teens from getting the support that they need.

Teens may turn to peers, which might feel safer but will ultimately not allow them to heal. Teen trauma therapists can provide a supportive environment for teens to communicate their feelings, work through the trauma in a safe space, and postpone having those difficult conversations with their parents until they have the words, skills and confidence to do so. This is a much more productive and effective route.

It’s critical to have your teen evaluated by a mental health professional specializing in trauma if your teen has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. Don’t delay in reaching out for support to prevent serious complications.

Why treat teenage trauma?

Counseling and trauma therapy for teens has been described (by teens) as “not too difficult” and many teenagers progress quickly through the program. The alternative to trauma therapy for teens is to let teenagers heal on their own. This may work for some but for most teenagers taking this approach will only heal momentarily, and often have recurrent traumas that can end up a deeper pain (PTSD). Early help and treatment can prevent your teen from developing PTSD and help them more quickly return to their lives.

A negative behavioral pattern that develops due to trauma has strong roots in a teenager’s mind and the longer those patterns perpetuate, the more difficult they are to break. Sadly, smaller reactions that lead to more extreme, reckless reactions is a common occurrence with teen trauma. Trauma therapy for teens at SunCloud Health starts with meeting your teen where they are at while teaching new coping mechanisms, along with a caring support team we will address what’s at the heart of the problem.

Teenage trauma can wreak havoc on a teenager’s life. Contact us today to help your teen get back on track and find joy in life again.

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What are the Symptoms of Teenage Trauma?

Signs of trauma in teens vary and no two teenagers are alike. Here is a common list of symptoms that teens can exhibit when they have gone through a traumatic experience. If you see any of these signs of trauma in your teen, it’s time to evaluate the situation.

Symptoms and Signs of Trauma in Teens:

  • Reckless behavior
  • Irritability and inappropriate anger
  • Anxiety attacks and panic attacks
  • Emotional numbness and lack of joy
  • Using drugs or alcohol to numb pain
  • Illogical behavior that is confusing
  • Parents are in a constant state of worry about their teen
  • Depression
  • Avoidance of friends and things the teen used to love
  • Talking about suicide or attempted suicide

Don’t let your teen suffer. When you see signs of trauma in teens, contact teen trauma therapy professionals and get teens the help they need.

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Should you get professional counseling/treatment for teenagers who have experienced trauma?

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Did you know that 61% of teens have experienced one or more traumatic events in their life? And that teenagers who experience trauma are 15 times more likely to make a suicide attempt? These statistics are shocking and highlight the need for professional treatment for teenagers who have experienced trauma. Teens are dealing with numerous life stressors simply because they are teenagers and those stressors are only amplified with trauma.

School guidance counselors can help teenagers immensely with everyday stressors, anxiety, and choosing high school classes or college programs. However, school guidance counselors are trained in more common mental health issues and do not have the specialized skill set required for teen trauma treatment. It’s important to find trauma therapy for teens that are administered by professionals with an extensive background in treating trauma specifically.

Teen Trauma Treatment at SunCloud Health

When it comes to trauma therapy for teens at SunCloud Health, we focus on the individual teenager with our proven integrated approach. Each person receives a customized treatment plan that fits their trauma background, their experience with trauma, and their reaction to their trauma(s), as well as their personality and lifestyle habits. Effective treatment approaches trauma from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Our integrated approach is a collaboration of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and registered dieticians working together with teenagers to become their best selves. We use both individual and group therapy sessions, depending on the teenager’s comfort level and therapy needs. Therapeutic teen trauma treatment includes CBT, DBT, EMDR, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and other unique therapies.

Meet our Adolescent Treatment Team

  • Kimberly Dennis, MD, CEDS
    Kimberly Dennis, MD, CEDS
    Chief Medical Officer, CEO and Co-founder
  • Mike Mehta, DO, MBA
    Mike Mehta, DO, MBA
    Psychiatrist
  • Alexander Chevalier, MD
    Alexander Chevalier, MD
    Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Johnathan Coleman, MD
    Johnathan Coleman, MD
    Psychiatrist
  • Monica Roberts, Ed.D, LCPC
    Monica Roberts, Ed.D, LCPC
    Director of Family Therapy
  • Hope Kravetz, MA, LCPC
    Hope Kravetz, MA, LCPC
    Director of Clinical Liaison and Educational Services & Director of Adolescent Outreach
  • Stephanie Fleck
    Stephanie Fleck
    Education Coordinator
  • Dr. Nicole Bishop
    Dr. Nicole Bishop
    Psychologist, Clinical Director

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We are accredited, certified, licensed by the state and approved by the Joint Commission, a member of REDC, and an executive member of the Eating Disorders Coalition. SunCloud Health has four convenient locations in Chicagoland making it easy to get Teen PTSD treatment without traveling for hours. We offer Teen PTSD treatment in Chicago, Naperville, and Northbrook.

We are a highly accredited facility you can trust. We are accredited by the Illinois Department of Human Services, we have received National Quality Approval from The Joint Commission and we are members of REDC, the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) and iaedp Presidents Council.

Trauma can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder without intervention.

Early intervention after experiencing a traumatic situation or witnessing a traumatic event has the best chance of preventing PTSD.

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If your teenager has experienced trauma, contact SunCloud Health today for an evaluation and treatment program designed to prevent PTSD. Don’t wait until your teen shows PTSD symptoms, help your teen now.

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